Children’s Bookselling

05 Jun
Children's Institute app

Children’s Institute at Your Fingertips: Download the Ci6 App

Attendees can use the app to access the Children’s Institute schedule, create customized agendas, message fellow attendees, view keynote speakers and appearing authors, and more.

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04 Jun

Explore E-Commerce Options at Children’s Institute With the IndieCommerce Team

IndieCommerce staff will be on hand at the upcoming Children’s Institute in New Orleans to talk about ABA’s e-commerce services.

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29 May

2018 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Award Winners Announced at BookExpo

The winners of the 11th annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards were presented at the Silent Art Auction at BookExpo 2018 on Wednesday, May 30.

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24 May

Registration Closes for ABC Children’s Institute

A record-breaking number of attendees will be heading to New Orleans next month for the ABC Children’s Institute. Registration for the event is now closed.

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23 May

A Q&A With Children’s Institute Featured Speaker Allison Risbridger of NPD Book

Risbridger will dive into the most recent trends in children’s books, including genre, format, buyer behavior, and more, and attendees will emerge with new insights to help them maximize their business.

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17 May
Callout for ABC Best Books catalog titles

Recommend Books You Love for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The ABC Children’s Group is asking booksellers to submit their recommendations for children’s books to be featured in the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog.

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17 May

Get Your Tickets for the Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

More than 150 pieces of original art will be up for grabs from authors such as Sophie Blackall, Floyd Cooper, Matthew Cordell, Emily Arnold McCully, Aliki, Chris Raschka, Nidhi Chanani, and Lita Judge.

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16 May

Around Indies

New Orleans bookstores celebrate Independent Bookstore Day; Mysterious Galaxy opens outpost; Bienville Books sold; Elizabeth Jordan named BookPeople CEO; Doylestown Bookshop, Main Street Books mark anniversaries; Village Books gets new café; Vroman’s partners with local magazine; Lonely Planet features top children’s bookstores; Local news highlights bookstores in D.C., the Bronx, Cape Cod, and Albany, New York

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16 May

A Q&A With Ci6 Keynote Speakers Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

The Hudsons are the editors of the upcoming children’s anthology We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, which contains writing and artwork from 50 of the foremost diverse children’s authors and illustrators.

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15 May

Last Call! Sign Up Now for Celebration of Bookselling, Kids’ Speed Dating Lunches

The deadlines are drawing near for booksellers hoping to sign up to mingle with authors at two stellar events at BookExpo.

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14 May
Summer 2018 Kids' Indie Next List logo

The Summer 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Summer 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

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09 May

Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Feature 150 Pieces of Original Art

Here, auction coordinator Susannah Richards encourages all BookExpo attendees to purchase their tickets for the Silent Art Auction.

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09 May

2018 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

Booksellers at independent bookstores nationwide have chosen the winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards in nine categories.

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09 May

Register Now for Special Events at BookExpo

ABA member booksellers have the opportunity to attend exclusive events, such as Meet the Editor and the Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Book Authors. Deadlines are approaching; sign up now.

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08 May

Children’s Institute to Feature More Than 70 Authors and Illustrators

More than 70 authors and illustrators will appear at next month’s ABC Children’s Institute over the course of three days of keynote presentations, featured talks, and special events.

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